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Robbie Gordon of NASCAR Will Not Drive IRL Races Against Danica Patrick, Citing Weight Advantage
National Review Magazine: The Corner ^ | 6/1/05 | KJ Lopez

Posted on 06/01/2005 8:14:34 AM PDT by gopwinsin04

Robbie Gordon of NASCAR started the discussion, saying that he wouldn't drive in the Indy Car Racing League series until they do something about Danica Patrick's weight 'advantage.'

'The lighter the car, the faster it goes,' Gordon said. 'Do the math. Put her in the car at her weight, then put me or Tony Stewart in the car at 200 pounds and our cars are at least 100 pounds heavier.'

'I wont race against her until the IRL does something to take that advantage away.'

I glanced at the weight of the weight of the drivers in the Indy Car Series. They are pretty much smallish guys --between 140 and 155 lbs.

He seems to be willing to race against guys who are about 60 pounds less and had no problem with it before.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
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Is this more of an advantage in Indy Car than it is in NASCAR?
1 posted on 06/01/2005 8:14:35 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

no this is Robbie Gordon being a BIATCH....

he is crying because a woman would kick his butt in a race and he knows it...

his ego is too fragile.

He should stick to CAUSING wrecks in NASCAR, because that is what he does best....


2 posted on 06/01/2005 8:15:59 AM PDT by MikefromOhio ( 1,000,000 Iraqi Dinar = 708.617 US Dollar - Get yours today)
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To: gopwinsin04

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa


3 posted on 06/01/2005 8:16:38 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Memo to republican party - YOU'RE FIRED.)
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To: MikeinIraq

She wouldn't last too long in a NASCAR race.


4 posted on 06/01/2005 8:17:43 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: gopwinsin04

With the way race cars suck down fuel, and all the science behind their aerodynamics weight isn't an advantage at all. Robbie's just a whiner.


5 posted on 06/01/2005 8:18:25 AM PDT by discostu (quis custodiet ipsos custodes)
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To: gopwinsin04

Gordon is a whiner...


6 posted on 06/01/2005 8:18:28 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Boo frickin' hoo Robby. Doesn't he race against Jimmy Johnson all the time. He can't weight much more than a buck thirty.


7 posted on 06/01/2005 8:18:29 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: gopwinsin04

Robbie needs to go back to playing in the dirt.


8 posted on 06/01/2005 8:18:30 AM PDT by Graycliff (Long haired freaky people, need not apply.)
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To: MikeinIraq

9 posted on 06/01/2005 8:19:15 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: ChefKeith; glock rocks

I am certainly not Robby Gordons biggest fan, but every race I've been in, the car & driver were weighed togehter.


10 posted on 06/01/2005 8:19:18 AM PDT by ctlpdad (Liberals - weeds in the lawn of society.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Guess Gordon doesn't realize what a wuss he sounds like.


11 posted on 06/01/2005 8:19:26 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: gopwinsin04

Maybe Robbie Gordon ought to go on a diet.


12 posted on 06/01/2005 8:19:33 AM PDT by Dave S
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To: gopwinsin04

I think I heard Nascar equals out the cars..im not sure maybe im wrong but someone said it on ESPN and you know how they are..

I would think her being a hundred would give her advantages but im not a gearhead so not sure but if he didnt have a problem with guys being 50 or 60 less then shut up dude....


13 posted on 06/01/2005 8:19:56 AM PDT by skaterboy (I love my lil Marigold :o))
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To: gopwinsin04
Robbie Gordon should not be racing at all; The other drivers have an unfair advantage!

A higher IQ!!!

14 posted on 06/01/2005 8:19:56 AM PDT by F-117A
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To: gopwinsin04

I WAS impressed with Danica.....but then I saw the spread she did for the New York Post (I think it was that mag.) where she is dressed like a slut on the cover. I lost complete respect for her and wish she would set a better example for the young girls who watch her.

She is no better than Paris Hilton.


15 posted on 06/01/2005 8:19:58 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Liberals should be seen and not heard.)
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To: gopwinsin04

In related news, New York Knicks Center Jerome Williams says that he will no longer play in NBA games agains Yao Ming, citing height advantage.

In related news, Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito says that he will no longer play in MLB games agains Vladimir Guerrero, citing strength advantage.

In related news, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi says that she will no longer participate in debates against Republicans, citing intelligence advantage.


16 posted on 06/01/2005 8:19:59 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: Graycliff

Robby is a whiner and a jerk, but did a real good job in the Paris-Dakar Rally this year. First American to win a stage.


17 posted on 06/01/2005 8:20:15 AM PDT by ctlpdad (Liberals - weeds in the lawn of society.)
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To: AppyPappy

yeah but neither does Robbie Gordon coincidentally....


18 posted on 06/01/2005 8:20:21 AM PDT by MikefromOhio ( 1,000,000 Iraqi Dinar = 708.617 US Dollar - Get yours today)
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To: gopwinsin04

If Gordon is so concerned about weight... he should drink a quart or two of Ex-Lax before the races to clean out all of the bull$hit whining inside him.


19 posted on 06/01/2005 8:20:24 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: gopwinsin04

broken link


20 posted on 06/01/2005 8:20:31 AM PDT by MikefromOhio ( 1,000,000 Iraqi Dinar = 708.617 US Dollar - Get yours today)
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To: gopwinsin04
Well, I suppose if you trim the weight off of Mr. Gordon's attitude, he'd drop at least a 100 lbs. Although, he'd still be at a disadvantage. Eliminate the attitude all together and he may be a contender.
21 posted on 06/01/2005 8:20:58 AM PDT by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: gopwinsin04
Robbie...

Make more birdies....
(Translation: just be the better driver....)

Yumpin' Yiminy... all the whining...

22 posted on 06/01/2005 8:21:08 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The answers are out there; Wisdom is gained by asking the right questions)
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To: gopwinsin04

Oh, Robbie, quit being such a little girl....


23 posted on 06/01/2005 8:21:20 AM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: gopwinsin04

Robby is a wuss


24 posted on 06/01/2005 8:21:31 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: yellowdoghunter
She is no better than Paris Hilton.

Yeah I can't wait for her sex tape to come out!!! /sarcasm

Let me guess, the women in teh SI swimsuit mag are sluts too huh?
25 posted on 06/01/2005 8:21:39 AM PDT by MikefromOhio ( 1,000,000 Iraqi Dinar = 708.617 US Dollar - Get yours today)
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To: gopwinsin04

Here is the old thread on the Sports Illustrated article:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1412599/posts


26 posted on 06/01/2005 8:21:59 AM PDT by RebelBanker (To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!)
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To: yellowdoghunter

"She is no better than Paris Hilton."

I'm pretty sure Paris Hilton doesn't know the front end of a car from the back end.

If ya got it......use it.


27 posted on 06/01/2005 8:22:05 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: gopwinsin04

Hey Robbie, want some cheese with that whhhhiiiiinnnnneeee?

If it is such an advantage, why aren't race teams just getting the smallest and lightest people possible to drive their cars?


28 posted on 06/01/2005 8:22:08 AM PDT by CSM ( If the government has taken your money, it has fulfilled its Social Security promises. (dufekin))
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To: gopwinsin04

if i was robbie, id have to get an oath from her stating she wouldnt use a cell phone during the race instead of adjusting for the weight advantage.


29 posted on 06/01/2005 8:22:42 AM PDT by philsfan24
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To: gopwinsin04

In thew 50s the big joke was always that we were going to train a 12# mongoose to drive the race car!

My future partner in a speed shop stuck me in his rail when I was 12 and I went 128 in his 1/4x5/16 flathead at Santa Ana. I was 6' tall and only weighed about 130#.


30 posted on 06/01/2005 8:22:51 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: gopwinsin04

Dan Wheldon, who won the race, only weighs 157. Why isn't Robby Gordon whining about his weight being an advantage?

Birthdate: June 22, 1978
Car No.: 26
Birthplace: Emberton, England
Chassis/Tires: Dallara/Firestone
Residence: St. Petersburg, Fla.
Engine: Honda Height: 5’9”
Sponsor: Klein Tools/Jim Beam
Weight: 157 lbs.
Website: www.danwheldon.com


31 posted on 06/01/2005 8:24:31 AM PDT by ET(end tyranny) (Pro 26:13 The sluggard saith: 'There is a pierced in the way; yea, a pierced is in the streets.')
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To: gopwinsin04
He's a wuss.
32 posted on 06/01/2005 8:24:33 AM PDT by b4its2late (It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.)
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To: gopwinsin04
Sour Grapes!!

Looks like bulemia may be the wave of the future in racing; and then women suffer the disadvantage of hormonal imbalance, breast weight overbalancing, and lower upper body strength ~ this guy can lose some weight!

33 posted on 06/01/2005 8:24:56 AM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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To: gopwinsin04
Is this more of an advantage in Indy Car than it is in NASCAR?

Yep. Whether it's a significant advantage is unlikely, but it's more a factor in open wheel racing than in stock car racing.
34 posted on 06/01/2005 8:24:58 AM PDT by andyk (Go Matt Kenseth!)
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To: gopwinsin04

35 posted on 06/01/2005 8:25:26 AM PDT by Petronski (A champion of dance, my moves will put you in a trance, and I never leave the disco alone.)
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To: yellowdoghunter
I think it was FHM Magazine --whew! Now that is a hottie advantage...(as in looking to see where she is on the racetrack)


36 posted on 06/01/2005 8:25:59 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: yellowdoghunter

Got a URL fur that?


37 posted on 06/01/2005 8:26:32 AM PDT by muawiyah (q)
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To: gopwinsin04
Weight advantage in open wheel racing IS a big advantage. It helps with speed and importantly-FUEL MILEAGE!

I do think it is stupid to state he won't run against her. She is there legally and can't help what she weighs.

It is an advantage for her, however. Not one that can't be overcome obviously, she didn't win!

38 posted on 06/01/2005 8:27:35 AM PDT by housewife101
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To: muawiyah

:-)


39 posted on 06/01/2005 8:28:07 AM PDT by Howlin (Up or down on Janice Brown!)
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To: ctlpdad

Only in Nascar is the car and driver weighed together. That is why it is only an advantage in open wheel racing.


40 posted on 06/01/2005 8:28:39 AM PDT by housewife101
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To: gopwinsin04

41 posted on 06/01/2005 8:29:38 AM PDT by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: housewife101
The announcers said that Danica ran out of fuel on the last lap, so it was a certainty he wasn't going to make it all the way.

How come they don't have free re-fuels during cautions in Indy Car? (with the driver retaining position)

42 posted on 06/01/2005 8:30:05 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: muawiyah

LOL! Yes, I can laugh at that. I knew you guys would want the picture. No, I don't have a link but I did see it on FOX News. The picture is real....could probably google for it. :)


43 posted on 06/01/2005 8:30:33 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Liberals should be seen and not heard.)
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To: gopwinsin04
A hundred pounds is a huge amount of weight in an Indy car. All one needs to do is measure the difference in speed between a fully fueled car, and a car running low on fuel to see the difference.

That being said, Robbie Gordon is acting like a fool and not helping his team at all. He needs to get over it and do the job he was hired to do.

44 posted on 06/01/2005 8:31:56 AM PDT by SaveTheChief
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To: MikeinIraq
Let me guess, the women in teh SI swimsuit mag are sluts too huh?

If the shoe fits......

45 posted on 06/01/2005 8:32:27 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter (Liberals should be seen and not heard.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Well what does he want them to do!?

Force feed her cheesecake and Krispy Kremes for a month?

Geez....


46 posted on 06/01/2005 8:32:50 AM PDT by najida (www.lotusdance.com/FreeperettesHunks.html)
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To: LizardQueen

what a cry baby--this isn't horse racing--


47 posted on 06/01/2005 8:34:13 AM PDT by rang1995 (They will love us when we win)
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To: SaveTheChief
According to media reports, Danica's crew was telling her to go slower from 226mph to 221 at the end to conserve fuel.

I guess she needed more caution laps...

48 posted on 06/01/2005 8:34:13 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

Awwww ... You're afraid of getting your tail kicked by a girl.


49 posted on 06/01/2005 8:34:26 AM PDT by shekkian
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To: gopwinsin04

I can't think of any racing organization that gives a free re-fuel like that. Not short track, F1, Nascar, Indy, SCORE off road racing, kart racing, etc. Pit strategy is part of the race


50 posted on 06/01/2005 8:34:50 AM PDT by ctlpdad (Liberals - weeds in the lawn of society.)
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